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Monday, December 28, 1998

Roses bloom on Website

EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE  
PUNE, Dec 27: Catering to the interests of computer savvy rose lovers, the Rose Society of Pune has launched a website where they will be introducing one new Indian bred rose every month.

``The 20-page website contains information about the different varieties of roses, the procedure of growing roses, gardening tips for amateurs, photographs of winning flowers from shows organised by the society and results,'' informed Suhas Ghaisas, president, Rose Society of Pune, addressing a Press conference on Saturday. The aim is to keep a rose enthusiast informed on what is the latest happening in the filed through articles, information capsules and pictures, that will be updated every month, he added.

As many as 2,500 roses of 150 varieties are expected to be displayed at the Winter Rose Show organised by the society on January 2 and 3 at Tilak Smarak Mandir. The show will be inaugurated by Dr Arun Nigvekar, Vice Chancellor, Univeristy of Pune at 12 noon on the first day. Roses will be displayed in 63 classes in the rose exhibition and every class will have a first and second prise. Other prizes of honour will be King of the Show Panditrao Agashe Trophy for the best bloom of the show, Queen of the Show Trophy in memory of Late Capt Dinkarrao Mohite, Prince of the Show Naik Krishi Udyog Trophy for the best cluster of floribunda roses and Princess of the Show Meena Pimplapure Trophy for the best cluster of miniature roses.

Some classes have also been set aside for flower display and vase arrangements in which participation is sought is large numbers. The interesting point of this time's exhibition is that no fee is being been levied on those willing to participate and participation is open to all. ``Madhukar Kavade will be presented with the silver medal sponsored by Naik Krishi Udyog in memory of late Laxmibai Anant Naik for a young worker of who has worked for the prosperity of the society,'' pointed out Ghaisas. The exhibition will remain open for rose lovers from 1 pm to 8 pm on January 2 and from 9 am to 8 pm on January 3. Plants, fertilisers, pesticides, garden equipment and tools will be for sale at stalls at the Tilak Smarak Mandir.

Copyright © 1998 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.


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